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Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo continued his recovery from an hamstring injury with a session in the gym on Tuesday.

Odion Ighalo wants Super Eagles return

On loan to Manchester United from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua in a deal which will expire at the end of this month after the initial six months loan was extended retired from international football after the 2019 AFCON, where he finished as top scorer.

Vincent Enyeama: Austin Ejide contributed to me being one of the best goalkeepers

Vincent Enyeama says former Super Eagles teammate Austin Ejide played a big part in making him one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Former CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Friday decorated Honorary President of the organization at a colorful ceremony in Yaounde in his native Cameroon.

CAF decorate Issa Hayatou with Honorary President title

Former CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Friday decorated Honorary President of the organization at a colorful ceremony in Yaounde in his native Cameroon.
Lyon have announced the signing of Islam Slimani on an 18-month deal from Leicester City which will run until June 2022.

Lyon complete signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani

The Ligue 1 club moved for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner following the departure of Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid on an initial loan, with an option to buy.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.

Robbie Fowler: 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a great spectacle

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
World number 10 Aryna Sabalenka says she’ll do everything she can to keep her winning streak alive after she posted a 14th consecutive victory in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to reach her third final in as many tournaments.

Tennis: Aryna Sabalenka powers into Abu Dhabi final

World number 10 Aryna Sabalenka says she’ll do everything she can to keep her winning streak alive after she posted a 14th consecutive victory in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to reach her third final in as many tournaments.
Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will join Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic in playing a pre-Australian Open warm-up exhibition in Adelaide after serving their quarantine in the South Australian city, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday.

Australian Open: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka to join top men in Adelaide

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will join Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic in playing a pre-Australian Open warm-up exhibition in Adelaide after serving their quarantine in the South Australian city, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday.
Serena Williams likened the frustration she felt after her shock defeat by Maria Sakkari at the Western and Southern Open to that of being stuck in a bad relationship.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams to quarantine in Adelaide

Tennis’ top stars will quarantine in Adelaide rather than Melbourne and play an exhibition there ahead of the Australian Open, with the city also hosting a WTA event after the years’ first Grand Slam, organisers said Saturday.
Tirana Football Club has announced the dismissal of Nigerian coach Emmanuel Egbo.

Ndubuisi Egbo: NFF could’ve replaced Gernot Rohr if he were Nigerian

The first African coach to take a team to the European Champions League, Ndubuisi Egbo, has expressed concern over the poor treatment of black coaches abroad.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

YSFON official blames NFF for age cheating in Nigerian football

Osamudiame Osagede, the Edo chapter chairman of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), on Wednesday blamed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the rampant cheating in the country’s age-grade football.
Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler Hakuho has tested positive for coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) announced on Tuesday.

Japan sumo champion Hakuho contracts coronavirus

Record-breaking sumo champion Hakuho has tested positive for Covid-19 just days before the New Year tournament, the Japan Sumo Association said Tuesday.
Ghana coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has decided against complaining about his unpaid salaries.

Ghana coach refuses to complain about unpaid salaries

“Every Ghanaian wants to work and get paid. However, he is a Ghanaian and it is relevant for him to keep enduring without complaint, hoping to be paid one day,” Akonnor said on Kessben FM.
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Coronavirus: ATP postpones Open and revises calendar for 2021

The BNP Paribas Open held in Indian Wells has become the latest sporting event to be postponed as a consequence of the most recent wave of the spread of the coronavirus.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA cancels 2021 Men’s U-17, U-20 World Cups

World football governing body FIFA has cancelled the 2021 editions of the Men’s U-17 and U-20 World Cups due to the continuous spread of Covid-19 across the globe.
Six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions, will compete in the tournament, which will be held across three FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums — Ahmad Bin Ali, Khalifa International and Education City.

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup 2020 across three venues

Six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions, will compete in the tournament, which will be held across three FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums — Ahmad Bin Ali, Khalifa International and Education City.
The Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan has become the fourth fully operational stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the inauguration on December 18, Friday, which is also the Qatar National Day.

Qatar inaugurates fourth stadium for the 2022 World Cup

The Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan has become the fourth fully operational stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the inauguration on December 18, Friday, which is also the Qatar National Day.
Marcel Desailly fears Olivier Giroud will struggle to maintain his position as Chelsea's leading striker over the course of the season but has praised Frank Lampard for his handling of the France international.

Olivier Giroud will never be as important for Chelsea as he is for France

Marcel Desailly fears Olivier Giroud will struggle to maintain his position as Chelsea's leading striker over the course of the season but has praised Frank Lampard for his handling of the France international.

NFF celebrates Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie at 27

The Nigeria Football Federation has sent birthday wishes to former Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie who turns 27, Thursday.

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Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

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Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

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Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

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There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.